City of Beloit planners looking at two new downtown projects

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — Two new businesses set to open in downtown Beloit will head before the city’s Plan Commission on Wednesday, with one of the establishments requesting a sign ordinance exemption. According to city planning staff, that issue briefly slowed down administrative process and prompted a slight redesign. The commission will […]

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Glitz & Go plans expansion

BELOIT — Ground will be breaking for an expansion at Glitz & Go, 3311 Prairie Ave. The party supply store and banquet hall will be setting up a floral shop in the new 1,000-square-foot space located to the southeast of the store. The business offers party supplies and balloons while its print center offers banners, […]

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Taylor company acquired

ROCKTON — The Taylor Company, a manufacturer of food service equipment in Rockton, has entered an agreement to be acquired by the Middleby Corporation based in Elgin, Illinois. The acquisition agreement was announced Friday by Middleby Corporation in a news release on the company’s website. The news release stated Middleby Corporation has agreed to acquire […]

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Rosecrance Medical Director receives award

Rosecrance Medical Director, Dr. Raymond Garcia, recently received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at the 2018 Convocation ceremony in Rockford. Each year the award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated outstanding interest and commitment to the College of Medicine by providing special support and/or activity for teaching of undergraduates, […]

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Health System’s ratings outlook upgraded, A- rating affirmed 

BELOIT — Fitch Ratings has upgraded Beloit Health System’s ratings outlook to Positive from Stable and affirmed the Health System’s A- rating. Fitch Ratings, a financial rating organization that evaluates the fiscal health of organizations, upgraded Beloit Health System’s outlook to Positive at a time when financial rating organizations have issued a largely negative outlook […]

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Rosecrance designated an Aetna Institute of Quality

ROCKFORD – The Rosecrance substance abuse program has earned an Aetna Institute of Quality® designation for Behavioral Health. Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes facilities in its […]

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$250K grant awarded to Beloit for downtown hotel, cafe project

BELOIT — A $250,000 Community Development Investment Grant has been awarded to Beloit to assist in converting a historic downtown building into a boutique hotel and cafe. The grant was awarded by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to support the development of the Hotel Goodwin and Velvet Buffalo Cafe. The hotel and cafe project […]

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Scores of vehicles at-risk for damage from discharge

By HILLARY GAVAN and CLINT WOLF Staff writers BELOIT — Vehicles regularly parked in the vicinity of Winnebago Foundry, 132 Blackhawk Blvd., South Beloit, in April of 2017 may be at-risk from ferrous oxides, or iron shavings, and could prematurely rust. Beloit city employees have filed claims with Travelers Insurance in order to get their […]

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Franks to receive 15th ‘Seize the Day’ award

BELOIT — Kerry and Dude Frank, founders of Comply365 in Beloit, have been selected to receive the 15th Annual Ken Hendricks “Seize the Day” award. The award is scheduled to be presented June 5 at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The award, which celebrates entrepreneurial leaders who have been […]

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Beloit couple tapped for 15th ‘Seize the Day’ award at June 5-6 ‘Treps conference

Kerry and Dude Frank, whose vision for digitizing bulky airline pilot manuals took them from their home’s basement in northern Illinois to a successful business in Beloit, will receive the 15 th annual Ken Hendricks “Seize the Day” award June 5 at the 2018 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference. The award, which celebrates entrepreneurial leaders who have […]

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